Tag Archives: as a service

Bespoke IT vs. Fit for Purpose

I’ve been focused on blogging over at EMC’s InFocus blog for the last year, but I want to get back to the Practical Polymath and start blogging more frequently about a wider variety of topics. First up is some thoughts … Continue reading

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Analytics and Big Data for Infrastructure

I had an interesting conversation a few weeks ago and was asked where am I placing my big bets for the future of IT. I’ve been very interested in Big Data and Analytics for awhile now and this question made … Continue reading

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Is Chargeback really a “third rail”?

You might think so after reading Chargeback exposes IT shops as slow, expensive suppliers. “IT is a high cost operation and there will under-recoveries as business units slash consumption,” Rowsell-Jones says. “That’s a terribly interesting position to find yourself in … Continue reading

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I want to transform my approach to IT, but…

I get e-mail: Pete, I have a client that wants to explore IT transformation and maybe move to a cloud or “As a Service” model but the managers keep throwing up this objection- At this point the writer inserts one … Continue reading

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Getting to Chargeback in “As a Service” Models: Think Pizza

A recent industry conference featured session after session of presentations where people asked (appropriately or not, for the session) how they were supposed to do chargeback in the cloud.  After listening to the sessions and queries I concluded the question … Continue reading

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